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Achim Steiner

Achim Steiner

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Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is a co-chair of the UN Secretary-General’s Task Force on Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals. 

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  1. Myanmar’s Young Demand Their Future
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    Myanmar’s Young Demand Their Future

    Apr 8, 2021 Achim Steiner explains the powerful motives sustaining the recent protests.

  2. Digital Finance for a Fairer Post-Pandemic World
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    Digital Finance for a Fairer Post-Pandemic World

    Sep 3, 2020 Maria Ramos & Achim Steiner identify five ways in which powerful new technologies can enable citizens to drive sustainable development.

  3. The Digital Path to Citizen-Centric Finance
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    The Digital Path to Citizen-Centric Finance

    May 21, 2020 Achim Steiner & Maria Ramos explain how disruptive new technologies can foster more inclusive and sustainable development.

  4. Harnessing the Digital Revolution for Sustainable Development
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    Harnessing the Digital Revolution for Sustainable Development

    Dec 17, 2018 Maria Ramos & Achim Steiner highlight the broad systemic impact on development of innovations like mobile banking and big data.

  5. Making the Business Case for Gender Equality
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    Making the Business Case for Gender Equality

    Feb 27, 2018 Achim Steiner & Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka say a UN meeting in Chile this week could advance strategies for improving gender parity in the workplace.

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    From Welfare State to Safe State in Latin America

    Jorge G. Castañeda & Carlos Ominami urge the region’s progressives to start treating security as an essential component of social protection.
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    The Urgency of Sovereign-Debt Restructuring

    José Antonio Ocampo highlights the need for a comprehensive mechanism to deliver relief to low- and middle-income countries.
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    The Gaza War Goes Global

    Joschka Fischer

    The escalating war in the Middle East must be understood in a broader context. The fact that the Iranian regime felt emboldened to risk a direct strike on Israel attests to a changing world order in which Western power is increasingly open to challenge.

    considers the implications of Iran’s unprecedented decision to launch a direct strike on Israeli territory.
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    Gender-Neutral Fintech Isn’t Working for Women

    Emmanuel Nyirinkindi & Jessica Schnabel show that the industry is not fully delivering on its promise to accelerate financial inclusion.
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    The Urgency of Palestinian Statehood

    Gareth Evans explains why formal international recognition is crucial to ending the intolerable status quo.
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    Quality Journalism Is More Important than Ever

    Anya Schiffrin, et al. explain how policymakers can support rigorous, objective reporting, just as they provide other public goods.
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    Is India’s Economy Overhyped?

    Shang-Jin Wei argues that the country’s rapid development, while undeniable, conceals deeper structural problems.
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    Negotiating a Bigger, Better World Bank

    Michael Krake & Wempi Saputra explain how a new framework will nudge countries to invest in projects that deliver global public goods.
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    The Ozone Layer’s Recovery Shows How to Protect the Planet

    Robert Redford & Xiye Bastida highlight the critical role of international cooperation in preserving the planet’s habitability.

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